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Re: [tor-talk] Run Tor as a bridge in the Amazon Cloud

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 5:33 PM, Roger Dingledine <arma@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 05:29:12PM +0000, Runa A. Sandvik wrote:
>> >> A bridge should not specify the ?MyFamily? option. You won't run a
>> >> middle relay or an exit relay in the cloud, so this shouldn't be an
>> >> issue.
>> >
>> > As far as I understand, this is correct if you only run bridges (because
>> > a circuit never uses two bridges), but what if someone (like me) runs a
>> > bridge and a normal relay as well? IMHO you don't want to use a relay
>> > which is operated by the same operator as your bridge? Please correct
>> > me, if I'm wrong.
>> Yes, you should set the MyFamily option in the Tor configuration file
>> if you run both a bridge and a relay.
> No, this is dangerous: if you list your bridge as part of your family in
> the relay descriptor, then everybody can learn your bridge fingerprint,
> and they can look up your bridge's descriptor (and thus location) at
> the bridge directory authority.

Ah, thanks for correcting me. Maybe we should update the Tor manual to
point out that this option is for relays only, and not bridges?

Runa A. Sandvik
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